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Caregiver-Employees Across Cultures

STREAM 2: Intersectionality Analysis for CEs

Given the growing multi-cultural diversity in Canadian society, this project continues to explore the variation in the CE experience, as informed by cultural difference. In addition to exploring the lived experience of Mandarin-speaking Chinese CEs via qualitative in-depth interviews, photo-voice was used to explore the experience of Phillipino and Iranian CEs living in Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe.Given the growing multi-cultural diversity in Canadian society, this project continues to explore the variation in the CE experience, as informed by cultural difference. In addition to exploring the lived experience of Mandarin-speaking Chinese CEs via qualitative in-depth interviews, photo-voice was used to explore the experience of Phillipino and Iranian CEs living in Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe.

Findings

The findings of this project have been summarized in two research briefs.

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Publications

Sethi, B., Williams, A., Desjardins, E., Hanzhuang, Z., & Shen, E. (2017). Family conflict and future concerns: Opportunities for social workers to better support Chinese immigrant caregiver-employees, Journal of Gerontological Social Work, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01634372.2017.1419395

B. Sethi, A. Williams, Z. Hanzhuang, E. Shen, & R. Ireson. 2017. “Father is the Sky. Mother is the Earth: The Influence of Filial Piety in the Caregiving Experiences of Mandarin-speaking Chinese Caregiver- Employees in Southern Ontario, Canada”. Diversity and Equality in Health and Care, 14(2), 53-62.

Presentations

Akbari Z. and Williams A. 2017. “Understanding the Spatial & Temporal Tensions of Iranian Immigrant Worker-Carers in Canada: Implications for Housing Design.” Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG). York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Akbari Z. and Williams A. 2017. “Understanding the Spatial & Temporal Tensions of Iranian Immigrant Worker-Carers in Canada: Implications for Housing Design.” School of Geography and Earth Sciences (SGES) Research Day Symposium, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Akbari Z. and Williams A. 2017. “Understanding the Spatial & Temporal Tensions of Iranian Immigrant Worker-Carers in Canada: Implications for Housing Design.” Future of Aging. McMaster Univeristy, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

S. Zhu, E. Shen, B. Sethi, R. Ireson, A. Williams (2016). Immigrant/refugee employees and caregiving: A case study of Mandarin speaking child caregiver-employees in Southern Ontario. Building Healthy Communities: Big Ideas, Better Cities. February 10th, 2016. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.